Topic: New Mexico

White Sands Missile Range—Applied Physics Laboratory
The Backstory

The First Ever Photograph from Space

The first ever photo taken from space has a pretty crazy backstory involving a Nazi engineer.

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Michael Nagle—Getty Images

Pictures of the Week: June 1 – June 8

From the final journey of the space shuttle Enterprise in New York and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in London to a landmark trial in Egypt and the once-in-a-lifetime Transit of Venus, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Manuel J. Martinez—Reuters
Man on the Wire

TIME’s Best of 2011: Animals in Peril

The average animal doesn’t make headlines, but countless creatures have been photographed amid the chaos and destruction so widely connected to some of the year’s biggest stories. Here, LightBox looks back on a few furry friends who’ve found themselves in harm’s way this year.

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Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME
Photo Essay

TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2011

Sometimes words just aren’t enough. Our photojournalism this year offers the chance to not only see, but also feel the story.

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David Zimmerman
Out There

Clothing as Artifact: David Zimmerman’s ‘Last Refuge’

A landscape photographer makes exquisite studies of discarded clothes found at a squatter camp in the New Mexican desert.

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New Mexico
Photo Essay

Picturing the American Drought: George Steinmetz

As renowned aerial photographer George Steinmetz documented the effects of the recent record-setting drought in the American South, he discovered that even in driest parts of the country, the cliched idea of the bowl of cracked earth and dust was neither common nor representative of the crisis.

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Debbie Grossman—Julie Saul Gallery
Out There

For Women Only: Re-imagining Russell Lee’s Pie Town

Using digital manipulation, Brooklyn-based artist Debbie Grossman takes Russell Lee’s photographs of rural homesteaders in New Mexico, taken for the Farm Security Administration in 1940, and creates her own utopian village, My Pie Town.

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Victoria Sambunaris
Out There

The Border: Victoria Sambunaris

Victoria Sambunaris’s photography focuses on the American landscape. Her latest body of work
is on the U.S.-Mexican border.

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